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http://www.sportsworldreport.com/articles/10351/20130213/new-york-yankees-news-mariano-rivera-retire.htm

When Rivera arrived at spring training, he revealed he will announce his future plans about his career prior to Opening Day. His decision could come as early as this week.

"There are some things that I have to do. There are some personal things. Don't worry, the time will come. You guys have been patient enough. I've been patient. Another day or a week, it won't hurt."

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Last ST he told reporters he had made a decision on whether he would retire at the end of the 2012 season and he said that his decision was irrevocable. That sounds like he was set on retiring at the end of last year.

But then, in May when he tore his ACL and meniscus, he said, "I'm coming back. Write it down in big letters. I'm not going out like this."

I think he'll hang it up after this season.

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It's hard to imagine him coming to spring training and going through all the workouts just to retire prior to this season, so odds are it's to announce his farewell tour.

I should have worded it more clearly. What I meant was that he sounded like he would retire at the end of the 2012 season.

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Seems like everyone wants to try the "This is my Last Ride" trick now. Seems like it has been extremely effective recently. ;)

I was thinking the same thing. Almost like they're trying to inspire their respective teams. The Yankees seems to do this all the time.

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Rivera is the one hardcore Yankee (I'm excluding Granderson here) that I'll tip my cap to when he retires. What a foe! Mind you, I'll be quite happy he's leaving, but he's certainly been a competitor and an ambassador for the sport, and without the drama/rock stardom of Jeter.

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Rivera is the one hardcore Yankee (I'm excluding Granderson here) that I'll tip my cap to when he retires. What a foe! Mind you, I'll be quite happy he's leaving, but he's certainly been a competitor and an ambassador for the sport, and without the drama/rock stardom of Jeter.

Indeed, though I wish he would have changed his number instead of taking advantage of the grandfather clause they put in to the retiring of 42. Plenty of people find ways around favorite/superstitious numbers being unavailable (the one that comes first to my mind is Belle wearing 88 when he played for Baltimore).

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